- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A man who admitted to firing his gun into a busy intersection in Massachusetts is heading to prison.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/2bVlF9A ) reports that 34-year-old Patrick Coyne, of Pittsfield, was sentenced to six to 10 years behind bars Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and other offenses.

Authorities say no one was struck when Coyne fired his handgun toward an intersection in Pittsfield on the afternoon of May 19. The city’s school department was notified and buses were rerouted around the area. Authorities say Coyne fled the scene but was later taken into custody. He told police someone had shot at him.

Authorities say the weapon’s magazine and chamber were empty, indicating all of the rounds had been fired.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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